IG Education and Training on handling of research data - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

Meeting title:

ETHRD IG Meeting at RDA Plenary 10 - 19-21 Septembr 2017, Montreal, Canada

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

The IG-ETHRD provides a venue for exchanging information about existing developments and initiatives related to education and training on research data handling. The IG scope includes creation of taxonomies of the competences and skills required by different groups of data management specialists/professionals and promotion of training/education in handling research data throughout the data lifecycle. These may provide a basis for recognition of new data professionals, such as Data Steward, Data Scientist, Data Librarian, Data Curator, and for defining required educational and training curricula.

This meeting will focus on recent efforts addressing demands for Research Data Management education/training and on creating the connections by which Working Groups in the area of data handling education/training may be initiated. The IG meeting will discuss research data handling education and training with the goal of facilitating information exchange and use by research community.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:


Meeting objectives:

The objectives of this meeting include gathering practitioners involved in education and training on Data Science and Research Data Management to exchange information; reviewing the status, activities and next steps of working groups within the ETHRD-IG; identifying and proposing new areas of action that would benefit from coordination and cooperation.

Topics may include:

1. identifying basic curricular elements for research data management and their harmonisation

2. turning RDA outputs into educational resources

3. updates on recent activities and projects such as RDA CODATA Summer School, Project EDISON outcome and value for community, others

4. creating taxonomies of the competences and skills required by different groups of data management specialists/professionals

5. other topics, as proposed and acted on by participants 

Meeting agenda:

Notes: http://bit.ly/2wqMtL0

1. Welcome and state of the IG - Amy Nurnberger (2-3 min)

              1.1. New chair elections process outline (5 min)

2. Updates from associated work & working groups, provided by WG chairs (or IG chair, in their absence), (~3 min, each)

              * Teaching TDM skills (Freyja Van den Boom?)

              * CODATA/RDA Summer Schools Curriculum - Rob Quick/Sarah Jones

              * Research Data Management Curriculum for Research Administrators (Amy, proxy for Ellen Verbakel & Iryna Kuchma)

              * Data Champion Communities - Marta Busse-Wicher

              * Data Share Fellow – Chris Eaker

3. Current curricular efforts, Existing gaps, and Next steps

              3.1. Current efforts (~3 min, each – focusing on goals/areas of coverage and progress/achievements)

                            3.1.1. EOSCpilot Project and training on Open Science - Kevin Ashley

                            3.1.2. GO FAIR initiative and FAIR TRAIN group actions plan update - Kevin Ashley (tentatively)

                            3.1.3. EDISON Project outcome and value for RDA community - Jacco Konijn

                            3.1.4. US and Canada initiatives and projects – (John Borghi, Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich, Jake Carlson, Leighton Christiansen, others to be announced)

              3.2 Existing gaps: Group discussion identifying existing gaps

              3.3 Next steps: Vote with your feet. Go to a gap and start contributing

              3.4 Report out

Target audience:

Researchers, data managers, digital librarians, data infrastructure managers and operators.
Education and training organisations,educators and trainers, representatives of related project.

Group chair serving as contact person: Yuri Demchenko, Amy Nurnberger

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Session Room: Cartier 2

Session Time:  Thursday 21 September, Breakout 8, 11:00 - 12:30

Collaborative session notes:



Session slides and materials:

Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0dad7QYhR0yRkhiZ2dyUDZqOUU

Breakout group notes around gaps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0dad7QYhR0yRlJ6NHNuZ2FqWEk

Co-chair election process: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UXukSvKIiOLi9ihubns-U2aa51sT_Jucmud1j86l2zg

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